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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Join the Club

Patrick Geddes Gardening Club was started in 2010 as part of the Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust.  Residents at the lack of private or even shared gardens realised that their only opportunity to garden would need to be collective and communal.  The residents wanted to grow flowers, fruit and vegetables.  They wanted to increase all flora and fauna in the city centre of Edinburgh - our community the Old Town. 
We are always looking for new members of the Club.  You don't have to be a resident of the Old Town to be involved but we would like as many residents as possible to get involved.   Whether you are a complete beginner or a green-fingered expert, there is plenty to do. You don’t need any equipment except old clothes and strong shoes (or wellies). Children are welcome with a responsible adult.
We are part of a partnership to bring Granny's Green into a garden; have a courtyard in the Canongate where we will be growing 17th century flowers, herbs, fruits, nuts and vegetables; we can plant in the flower beds at the Canongate Kirk; some residents want to develop their backgreens and there is even time for some guerilla gardening!
We are organising gardening classes so get involved.
Wee Allotment at Lochend Close
If you would like to get involved then email us on